I should not take anything for granted
February 13, 2017 1:51am CST
Sadly true but sometimes I forget to appreciate what I have. I started to think about this when I heard what one friend of mine is going through. He is 25 years old and he had cancer 2 times already. First when he was a kid he had cancer in his eye so it was removed. Now he has cancer in his nose and eye area so if it's going to be removed doctors say they need to go through his active eye. So his choices are to be blind or die soon It's not the end of the world to be blind but I'm just scared how he will feel about it because he likes to watch movies and play video games a lot. I hope he will not get depressed. So things I been taking for granted can be taken away any moment. You can't know. This is a bit sad post but I just wanted to share.
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13 Feb 17
I am so sorry to hearead this. It truly is heartbreaking. A lot of us take our health for granted and it is things like this that make us realized how blessed we are. I will pray for him. I am not sure how I would be able to handle such devastating news. Life is so cruel sometimes.
13 Feb 17
True, while we complain about small things, there are people who struggle to survive. Sorry to hear about your friend, he still has a chance although it's going to cost him the sight, I hope he's strong enough to deal with it, he's still young enough to get used to the new lifestyle. The most important thing to do is to be with him, support him and make him understand he's loved and that his life is still worth living. It reminds me of my favorite movie, Fault in Our Stars, there was a guy with weak sight that ended up blind, at first he was really depressed but he managed to move on thanks to his friends, the main characters. Sight is very important and we can't imagine a world without it, but life is more than that, actually.
This is indeed a sad post, but it really is most of the time for sick people like me. I also have cancer, but am glad I have this & not the other fast killer types. So, I still get to enjoy the past 16 years fighting against this ailment. About your friend. I pray he will be strong enough to accept his fate. No one can really tell what will come or happen next even to a healthy person. Just pray harder. It's great to be alive!
• Marion, Kansas
13 Feb 17
It is sad for your friend. I have a friend who is blind from birth, due to being early and having to have a lot of oxygen. He has a good life, but he had training all of his childhood to deal with this. You are kind to sympathize with your friend and care about him.